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Is a person with shingles contagious if there is no rash

By Anonymous July 10, 2017 - 4:51am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for your question.

The virus is spread through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters caused by shingles.

A person with active shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the blister-phase. A person is not infectious before the blisters appear. Once the rash has developed crusts, the person is no longer contagious.


July 10, 2017 - 9:00am
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